Albrecht

i know most people call artists by their surnames, but i would really like it if everyone referred to dürer as albrecht. it really suits his work, i think. i was just having a wee browse today and realised how much his stuff cheers me up – even though (probably because) most of it is remarkably wack looking. that’s probably not the best word to describe dürer (albrecht) … but it would be nice if art theorists used it now and then.

little (sad) owl

laughing peasant woman

portrait of a boy with a long beard (!) & weeping cherub (angry cherub)

walrus

wing of a roller (too beautiful)

young hare (everyone’s favourite)

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4 Responses to Albrecht

  1. katrin Friday 25 March, 2011 at 6:30 pm #

    I totally agree :)

  2. Caitlin Rose Friday 25 March, 2011 at 10:33 pm #

    I once wrote a paper on the wackiness of albrectht ; )

  3. {gemmifer} Saturday 26 March, 2011 at 3:50 pm #

    I love Dürer’s–I mean Albrecht’s!–work. I don’t think I’ve seen that bird wing before, but it is so gorgeous! The color, the detail, just beautiful.

  4. Una Sunday 27 March, 2011 at 2:21 am #

    ha, ha! Love love your fresh perspective on his work.

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